1, I don't run unless it's a really, really large dog, so...but I've suffered shin splints. I used to wrap my ankles but come up higher, a few inches over the ankle and that helped; wrapped=ace bandage. There's a sheath of tissue in there between the bone and muscle as I recall, it's what get's irritated.
Well, hopefully, I won't have to do any wraps. I've taken a few days off of the running and feel pretty much back to normal. Now I am going to tone down the pace and just slowly work up. It feels pretty pathetic, but I guess there's no great shame in having weak shins...
Time out Peak - shin splins can be serious shit. Can get you to surgery if you insist. Your shin thin membranes are inflamed trying to cure rupture and stress injuries. You need to bring this down!!!
I went thru a long process too that focused on:
1 curing the demaged tissues first
2 realizing that it is the front medial and lateral tibial support muscles that need strengthen8ng. Not necessarily the calves. Very critical change for me
3 working hard on gluteous activation. Look up gluteous amnesia - yes there us such a thing and runners that run on their thigh muscles and not on their butt get all kinds of injuries, including splins
4 lots of running drills to learn to unload the back end of the feet when stepping down ob the ground to support landing.
obe year work
Zeroed now. Running very fast.
Cure the inflamation first before loading up again. I made the mistaje twice it would never go away.